BassFever: That's a great price for a pedal yak. I demo'ed one at Roy's and I was very unimpressed with it, compared to the Propel, Native and Wilderness Helix drives. But, they cost double what you've got reserved. The Pilot didn't paddle well at all into the wind, and didn't steer very well, either. I have a Pescador 12 and I'm used to a yak that is light, manuverable, and is fast. The Pilot's only plus is that it's a cheap pedal yak.
My friend(he's a big guy) bought the Radar 135, and it paddles good, and isn't a tank. The Helix drive is well-engineered. Light-years ahead of the Pilot. Of course, it's over $3000!
My guess is that there will be some used Pilots on the market soon. Maybe not.
Good luck! IslandJim
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